Local Groups Act Together to Clean Fort Wayne Waterway

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WOWO): The Bullerman Ditch has its origins near the corner of Lahmeyer and Stellhorn roads in northeast Fort Wayne. According to the Journal Gazette, it runs through some intese landscape in the Allen County area, and is a vital component of the Maumee Watershed.

The waterway is deemed as a vital part of the Maumee Watershed and revitalizes the tributary in urban areas. The Bullerman Ditch is part of the largest tributary in the Great Lakes region, and environmental groups say it needs to be cleaned. The ditch is connected to the Upper Maumee River watershed in Fort Wayne- the river's point of origin.

Before local environmental groups can apply for federal aid, there must be a watershed management plan, according to the Save Maumee Grassroots Organization. Founder, Abigail King told the Journal Gazette, there is a conference planned on January 24th for local agencies to learn more on the topic and plan a tentative plan to apply for EPA funding.

More information can be found at- www.savemaumee.org.